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Dr. Bob Dentel Antibacterial Peppermint Mouthwash

Starting date:
April 19, 2010
Posting date:
April 19, 2010
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Dr. Bob Dentel Antibacterial Peppermint Mouthwash

Product description

This recall involves Dr. Bob Dentel Antibacterial Mouthwash. The peppermint flavoured mouthwash is a blue coloured liquid and can be identified by item number 0102579. The mouthwash was sold in a 450 mL (15.2 oz) clear plastic bottle with a white cap. Only those units without a lot number are included in this recall.

Hazard identified

Testing by Health Canada has determined that the product is contaminated with the bacteria Pseudomonas fluorescens. Pseudomonas fluorescens may cause abscesses if introduced into open wounds, and may have more serious complications in people with weakened immune systems.

Neither Health Canada nor Dollarama have received any reports of illness or injury to Canadians related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 130,065 units of the products were sold at various Dollarama stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from June 2006 to March 2010.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.


Worldwide Food Distributor
Dollarama Inc.
Tel: 1-888-755-1006

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it in their regular household garbage.

For more information, consumers may contact Dollarama Customer Service at 1-888-755-1006 (extension 1000).